Aversion vs. Connection: the Goal of Yoga and its Evolution (1CR)

What has the Tantrik tradition contributed to our understanding of yoga? Join renowned Sanskrit and yoga philosophy teacher, Christopher Tompkins, as he discusses the key difference between classical yoga and Tantrik yoga.

PREVIEW: “What does Tantra have to say about Renunciation?”

IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU'LL LEARN:

  • recent research into the Tantrik texts of Kashmir.
  • the difference between classical and Tantrik yoga.
  • what the Tantrik practices were all about.
  • how to start seeing the importance of Tantrik teachings for your own practice and sadhana.
 

"Aversion vs. Connection: the Goal of Yoga and its Evolution" 
with Tantrik Scholar CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS

In this Sanskrit Studies & Luminous Soul session, Manorama shares how both the Yoga Sutra & the Bhagavad Gita are revealed texts. She shares in-depth teachings around select sutras from the first chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. She then threads through how the Bhagavad Gita though different in Sanskrit structure similarly offers the student of yoga guidance on how to stay connected with the light of God through all experiences.

A LITTLE ABOUT CHRISTOPHER...

I am a Yoga practitioner and Sanskrit scholar specializing in the tradition of Tantric Shaivism.  My research focuses in particular on the ritualized practices of ‘Hatha’ Yoga as originally presented in the earliest surviving (un-translated) Tantras which pre-date the later ‘Hatha Yoga’ manuals by centuries.  I hold advanced degrees in Religion and Sanskrit and present internationally on the history, practice, and philosophy of Yoga.In 2012, I founded the ‘Kashmir Shaivism Preservation Project,’ which seeks to preserve and to freely share the literary legacy of Kashmir Shaivism, To date I have acquired over 24,000 pages of manuscripts, most of which have never been seen in the west, that span the vast subject range of Philosophy, Ritual, and Yoga representing the medieval Tantric tradition.

Your investment for this masterclass is $15. (Audio Only) 
1.0 Embodied Philosophy Credit will be applied to your account. For information about the Wisdom Training Accreditation, go here.


The masterclass runs for about an hour. You will have instant and ongoing access to the online recording so you can watch it whenever you want, how often you want.

HOW ALL THIS WORKS

If you're new to online workshops, don't worry, it's very easy. It's just like any workshop, except on video and online.

After you submit your payment, you’ll be sent an email with the link to the masterclass website page. There you can watch the workshop and will be given an option to download the video to your personal wisdom library. You don’t need any special software or equipment. You can watch the workshop streaming online, but if you don't have an excellent wifi connection, it will be best to download the video before viewing. 

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS…

This was one of the most interesting talks on yoga philosophy I've ever heard.”   George

“I didn't understand what the Tantrik tradition was truly about until this talk.” – Lauren

“I love these offerings! So nice to have access to such thoughtful teachings when you live in a place as remote as I do.” – John

 

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Christopher's talk is part of a 15-hr series exploring the Sutras and Gita. Save 50% by purchasing all eleven videos today. 
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